Blog category: General dentistry

Have you been lying through your teeth? The bots can tell…

There’s no hiding from smart technology…even your diet can be monitored with this new piece of kit!
Have you been lying through your teeth The bots can tell - Notting Hill dentist Number 18 Dental

Have you ever been tempted to twist the truth about how many biscuits you had with your cup of tea? Well, a new piece of tech is putting paid to that! With smart wearables such as fitness watches increasingly helping us to live healthier lives, it wasn’t going to be […]

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What is a dead tooth?

It might be the season of ghosts and ghouls, but what happens when your teeth reach the end of their lives? We answer the question: just what is a dead tooth?
What is a dead tooth - Notting Hill dentist Number 18 Dental

If your dentist has told you one of your teeth is effectively ‘dead’, they aren’t playing a Halloween trick. But just because your tooth is dead doesn’t mean it’s no longer useful. Below we look at what makes a tooth dead and whether there is anything you can do to […]

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Getting to the root of sensitive teeth

Do you get a sudden pain when you eat or drink anything hot or cold? You may have sensitive teeth. Here’s what you can do…

It’s thought that 1 in 8 people suffers from sensitive teeth. But how much do you know about this dental problem? What are sensitive teeth? You may have felt a short sharp pain when drinking or eating anything hot, cold, sweet or sour. Sensitivity feels a bit like toothache but […]

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The lowdown on how fluoride prevents tooth decay

Fluoride is essential for healthy teeth. But what is it, how do you get it, and can too much be dangerous?

If you’ve ever been to see our Notting Hill dental hygienist here at Number 18, they’ll likely have made sure you’re using fluoride toothpaste. That’s because fluoride can help prevent tooth decay. What is fluoride? Fluoride is a natural mineral found in drinking water, toothpaste, varnishes and a variety of […]

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What are the health benefits of smiling?

Are you more inclined to flash a pout than those pearly whites when you take a selfie? Here’s why you should smile instead! You’ll feel better, trust us…

When you see someone smiling do you ever notice how they appear more attractive, sociable, fun and confident? Well, what if these benefits weren’t just visible from the outside but could extend to the smiler themselves? This National Smile Month (15 May-15 June), we’re looking at the psychology of smiling. […]

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Tech tips to get ‘mouth smart’ this World Oral Health Day

With World Oral Health Day just around the corner, we take a look at how technology can improve your dental health.

Monday 20 March is World Oral Health Day and dental practices wide and far are pledging to help patients ‘live mouth smart’. In the 21st century, technology plays an increasingly large role in our lives. So at Number 18, we got to wondering how it can improve your dental hygiene […]

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A future without fillings?

New research could signal a future without fillings, but what about the dentist’s drill?

Does the thought of going to the dentist make you shudder? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. But help could be on the way for the one in four people who suffer from dental anxiety. Stem cells: the key to tooth repair Stem cells are often heralded as the future of […]

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Why we’re celebrating National Toothache Day!

Help us banish tooth decay by celebrating National Toothache Day with us!

It might seem odd for a dental practice to celebrate a day devoted to cavities, but there’s a reason why! Like Barry Cockcroft, former chief dental officer for England, we think it’s important to raise awareness of the many reasons behind this troublesome pain. And that’s why we’re celebrating the […]

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Are e-cigarettes bad for your mouth?

If your New Year’s resolution is to stop smoking, you might be wondering how good or bad e-cigarettes are for your mouth. We explore the research to date.

Congratulations – you’ve decided to kick the habit and we are behind you every step of the way! After all, smoking doesn’t just cause yellow stains on your teeth, it also raises your chances of developing mouth cancer. But if you’ve just decided to take the plunge, chances are you’re […]

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Are our children’s teeth getting worse?

Tooth decay is one of the biggest childhood diseases, and figures suggest it’s getting worse.

If you’re a parent, you’ll know children love eating and drinking all the wrong things! In fact, it can sometimes be difficult to get them to see the importance of looking after their teeth. And it can be even more worrying to hear that statistics have shown a decline in […]

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